Liberia: CPP Withdraws from COVID-19 Food Distribution Committee
MONROVIA – The Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) has withdrawn from the committee set up by President George Weah to steer the affairs of the distribution of food and relief items for the COVID-19 lockdown.
The National Steering Committee was set up by President George Weah in April to provide oversight to the COVID-19 Household Food Support Program (COHFSP).
The conglomeration of four opposition political parties noted that their withdrawal was due to the lack of serious leadership, improper planning, and the absence of transparency and accountability characterizing the overall response effort, to which we cannot reasonably be exposed and/or associated.
“The CPP insists that the response to the Pandemic must be dutifully be characterized by a level of presidential leadership which inspires a national mobilisation, commitment to transparency, honesty, diligence, accountability and work ethics to impress the existence of a serious emergency in the country. Unfortunately, we are constrained to conclude that this is not the presenting reality. As such, the CPP cannot lend its name, character, resources and expertise to be stamped upon an obvious failure in presidential leadership at this time of a serious national crisis,” stated the Chairman emeritus in a communication to President Weah.
According to the opposition political parties, they will continue to support doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers who are selflessly fighting COVID-19 in the country.
“We will also continue to do all we can in support of our people who obviously deserve more serious leadership in this crisis from this administration of our government,” the CPP noted.